- Jul 27, 2016
Roy Aitken is named as new Celtic Ambassador
By: Newsroom Staff on 09 Aug, 2017 10:31
CELTIC Football Club is delighted to announce that it has named former captain Roy Aitken as a new Club Ambassador. Roy, who will join other Celtic legends Billy McNeill, Davie Hay and Tom Boyd as a Club Ambassador, will represent the Club across a range of activities.
Roy gave so much of his career to Celtic, making 672 appearances for the Hoops, and becoming captain of the club. He also represented Scotland 57 times and featured in both the 1986 and 1990 World Cups.
He later went into management with Aberdeen, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and the Scotland national team.
Roy was an inspirational figure for Celtic, a player of real standing, with his influence being epitomised during the Club’s double-winning centenary season in 1987/88. He won six league championships, five Scottish Cups and one League Cup with the Hoops.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are delighted that Roy has accepted our invitation to become a Celtic Ambassador. Roy is a man who made such a tremendous contribution to the Club, spending 17 years with Celtic and making nearly 700 appearances for the Club.
“He is a figure who commands huge respect in football, and particularly amongst our support, and we know he will be a fantastic Ambassador for Celtic. He has always had such affection for the Club and although time has passed since he left, his passion for the Club remains so strong.
“We are delighted that Roy will be part of the Club again, I know he, too, is very excited about returning.”
Roy Aitken said: “It is a huge honour for me to be asked by Celtic to become a Club Ambassador. Celtic was part of my life for so many years but even in recent times and from a distance, the Club has always been so dear to me.
“I was privileged enough in May to attend the wonderful tribute to the Lisbon Lions and it is nights like this and wonderful seasons such as the one we have enjoyed which will always make me so proud to have served the Club as a player and captain and of course, be so proud to be a Celtic supporter.
“The way in which the Club, the supporters, the players, the management team, our great former players all connected to create such a wonderful year was an amazing achievement and one which will stay with us for a long time.
“It showed everything that was great about Celtic and I know as Celtic fans we will all be looking ahead to another exciting season.
“Now, for me to be asked to be a Celtic Ambassador and part of this great Club again is a very special honour for me. I look forward to doing all I can to help and support Celtic in any way, and to once again represent one of the biggest and best institutions in football.”
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